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Statistics AS/A-Level at Worthing College

Course description

Statistics is about turning figures into facts and information which enable us to make decisions in the real world.

It is for those students who wish to study Statistics to help them with any statistical work that they may encounter in future careers or Higher Education, or because they have enjoyed studying Statistics as part of their GCSE course.

Course content

AS Level Topics:

  • Basic statistical techniques.
  • Analysis of time series and secondary statistics.
  • Non parametric hypothesis testing and inferential statistics.

A Level Topics:

 

  • Basic statistical techniques.
  • Analysis of time series and secondary statistics.
  • Non parametric hypothesis testing and inferential statistics.

Entry requirements

You will need a minimum of five GCSEs at A*- C grade, including a grade C or above in GCSE Maths or Statistics. Studying the higher GCSE will be a benefit.

You will be asked to interpret your results so a good level of literacy is also required.

Assessment

All three Exams (Statistics 1, 2 and 3) are taken during the summer of the first year. In the summer of the second year you will sit the last three units (Statistics 4, 5 and 6). There is no coursework. The first three units make up the AS, all six count towards the final A Level grade.

Future opportunities

It is a useful qualification for higher education courses including Biology, Biochemistry, Geology, Geography, Psychology, Finance, Business, Medicine, Physiotherapy or Sports Science.

Statisticians can work in the healthcare environment, in the pharmaceutical industry, in quality control, as a government statistician or for major companies as highly paid actuaries.

If you decide not to continue your study of the media any further, an A Level in Media Studies will still support yor application to a huge range of unrelated university courses and career paths.

It is very difficult but not impossible to progress straight from an A level in Media Studies to working in the media. Most media careers will expect you to have studied at a higher level. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Worthing College directly.

Last updated date: 23 August 2016
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